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Internet must have security & humanity, Tim Cook tells China

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook  (in pic) made his first appearance at China’s World Internet Conference, using the surprise keynote to call for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security and humanity. Cook made the comments on Sunday at the opening ceremony for the conference -- an event designed to globally promote the country’s vision of a more censored and controlled internet. It’s the second Chinese appearance in two months for the executive, who met with President Xi Jinping in October.

EasyGov entitlement engine catches eyeballs

EasyGov, the cloud based solution that provides Indian citizens an easy and convenient access to welfare schemes and services from the government, generated a lot of interest at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, held at Hyderabad.

New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

Research-ers anounc-ed the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS. The start of the three-year vaccine trial involving 2,600 women in southern Africa means that for the first time in more than a decade there are now two big HIV vaccine clinical trials taking place at the same time.

Catch your dream date at Madame Tussauds

Don’t be surprised to hear prime minister Narendra Modi come alive with his speech as you approach his lifelike wax sculpture at Delhi’s revamped historic Regal Theatre that now houses Merlin Entertainments’ iconic Madame Tussauds.

The India chapter and 23rd edition of this world-acclaimed wax museum opens doors to visitors from Friday.

Leverage risks seen high for Indian banks

Indian and Chinese banks are most exposed to high corporate leverage risks. They are followed by Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and Hong Kong, a report of global rating agency Moody’s has said.  Referring to India, the agency said that a high share of debt is owed by weak and small companies.

Bitcoin tops $11,000, marks 11-fold rise in 2017

Virtual currency bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $11,000 on Wednesday on major exchanges and digital currency indexes, including the widely followed Luxembourg-based trading platform BitStamp.

The cryptocurrency broke through the $11,000 barrier, for the first time, despite warnings from traditional marketplaces and market-watchers. The digital currency was trading at $11,395 per coin, according to Reuters data. A 15 per cent increase from Tuesday brings its gains for 2017 to date to more than 1,000 per cent.

Ultra-rich driving realty sales around schools in UK

It is common knowledge that ultra rich in India and elsewhere invest big in education of their children overseas. But it is a bit of surprise that ultra high networth individuals (UHNWI), including those from India, are driving property sales around schools in Britain.

Virat Kohli leads pay rise call ahead of fresh contract talks

Days after raising the issue of cramped schedules getting in the way of proper preparation for big series such as the upcoming tour of South Africa,

India captain Virat Kohli has now demanded a greater share of India’s cricket wealth for the players ahead of contract talks scheduled this week.

‘Women entrepreneurs to usher in prosperity’

Ivanka Trump (in pic), US president Donald Trump’s daughter and top adviser, praised the growing economic and security ties between the US and India at a high-profile business summit in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

She made the remarks ahead of an address by prime minister Narendra Modi, who had personally invited her to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, using the event to drive home the US government’s focus on tax cuts and removing red tape.

IoT may soon take over homes

Thirty-one-year-old Ganga Aachar is a domain expert in The Internet of Things (IoT) at an MNC company in Bangalore. She drives minimum three hours a day between home and her workplace. She’s extremely passionate about this promising technology, IoT, as she believes it has the potential to bring tangible respite to housewives and households in handling domestic chores.

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